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    Sense Of Security

    "He is lulled into a false sense of security."
    "He has a false sense of security."
    "He is in a false sense of security."

    The first two are correct English. Could the use of "in" in the third sentence be correct English?

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    #2

    Re: Sense Of Security

    No.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Sense Of Security

    But, "to be lulled into a false sense of ..." seems to suggest "to be in a false sense of ..." is okay.

    So, these could be okay?

    "He lives in a false sense of security."
    "He lives under a false sense of security."

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    #4

    Re: Sense Of Security

    No.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Sense Of Security

    Thank you, emsr2d2!

    So, "He is lulled into a false sense of security" is not correct and should be replaced with
    "He is lulled to a false sense of security."?

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    Re: Sense Of Security

    No. At no point did I say there was anything wrong with "He is/was lulled into a false sense of security". It's fine.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Sense Of Security

    So, "into a false sense of security" is fine, but "in a false sense of security" is not?

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    Re: Sense Of Security

    Yes. That is correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: Sense Of Security

    So, this is wrong:

    "He lived in a false sense of security"

    and this is correct:

    "He lived into a false sense of security"
    ?

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    Re: Sense Of Security

    NOT A TEACHER

    "He lived in a false sense of security" is correct. The other one is wrong.

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